Meryl Streep to Channel John Gielgud in "Arthur" Remake? 


As we told you back in December of 2008, British Comedian, Russell Brand ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), is developing a remake of "Arthur," the lovely 1981 classic starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud who won Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the valet. (See "Remake Alert--'Arthur'")

Now, Roger Friedman from The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Meryl Streep is reportedly in talks to play Hobson, the valet character that Gielgud made famous.

Brand is going to play the title character, and writer Peter Baynham is penning the script based on the characters. But right now, there is no word yet on who's going to direct, or who will portray the character Liza Minnelli played in the original. Certainly not Lady Gaga!

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